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Florida Supreme Court justice steps down

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 23, 2017, 12:29pm

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry has retired from the state’s highest court at the age of 72.

Lawson appointed by governor to Florida Supreme Court

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 17, 2017, 6:29pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Florida State University College of Law alumnus C. Alan Lawson as the 86th justice to the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida woman ordered to pay more than $600K for BP oil-spill scam

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 16, 2017, 5:46pm

MIAMI – A South Florida woman has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 in restitution for filing fraudulent claims in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a district judge recently ruled.

Court finds law for selling entire condominium projects is not retroactive

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 13, 2017, 3:03pm

MIAMI — The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently sided with minority owners by ruling that Florida’s statute law governing the sale of condominium projects does not apply to properties that predate Florida’s 2007 amendment to its condominium statute.

Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown not giving up on getting $36 judgment from Nick Gordon

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 13, 2017, 1:15pm

ATLANTA–The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown plans to hire a collections lawyer to recoup the $36 million owed to them by her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who was found liable in her death and is now living in seclusion in Florida, according to People magazine.

Berger Singerman expands land use, regulatory and commercial law practices with addition of Jeff Bartel

Rebecca Campbell Oct. 14, 2016, 3:52pm

MIAMI – Berger Singerman, which touts itself as Florida’s business law firm, has announced that it has expanded its land use, regulatory and commercial law practices with the addition of partner Jeff Bartel.

Parents take fight against Florida’s third-grade retention law to court

Rebecca Campbell Sep. 16, 2016, 3:15pm

ORLANDO – Florida parents opposed to the state’s third-grade retention law have filed a lawsuit to challenge it in court.

Florida files appeal after judge dismisses charges relating to selling bitcoin

Rebecca Campbell Sep. 7, 2016, 8:34pm

MIAMI – The appeal by the state of Florida against a recent court decision that saw a judge dismiss charges in relation to a local bitcoin seller are not surprising, according to an attorney.

Stetson University professor publishes book on rise, resistance of corporate power

Rebecca Campbell Sep. 1, 2016, 1:13pm

GULFPORT – A college law professor has written a book hoping to encourage people to reconsider which rights are appropriate for corporations after meeting people who were confused about what corporations are and how their role in a democracy has metamorphosed.

Florida court orders prisons to provide kosher meals to inmates

Rebecca Campbell Jul. 26, 2016, 10:04pm

MIAMI – A federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections (DoC) to provide kosher meals to inmates after it rejected the state’s claim that providing kosher meals is too expensive.

Orlando city attorney named first female president at GrayRobinson

Rebecca Campbell Jun. 23, 2016, 6:37pm

ORLANDO – Mayanne Downs has been named president and managing partner at the GrayRobinson law firm, making her the first woman to take over at one of the state’s largest firms.

Lawyer: Security issues should have been addressed before Zombicon

Rebecca Campbell Apr. 27, 2016, 3:08pm

FORT MYERS – The company in charge of security at the zombie-themed festival that ended in bloodshed last year has had countless problems with Florida’s licensing department in the past.